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1923 American Type Founders Specimen Book & Catalogue


Published 1923
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A high-quality digitization of the complete 1923 edition of the American Type Founders (ATF) Specimen Book. Considered by many to be the culmination of specimen printing, it is an important, and massive volume, documenting the culture of printing, advertising, and typography in the early 20th century. This issue is optimized for mobile devices. This work is in the public domain. Digitized by David Armstrong/Sevanti Letterpress.


Year 1923
Language English
Collection opensource

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Reviewer: hatchetfish - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 21, 2015
Subject: Amazing, but...
...the greengrocer's apostrophes in Armstrong's new preface probably has Rogers, Goudy and Morris spinning like power plant turbines.
Reviewer: stewf - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 28, 2014
Subject: A good digitization of the ATF classic.
While the overall file size is smaller, this appears to be a better capture (600 ppi) than the version on the Archive with "Hi-resolution" in the title.
Reviewer: philly_bob - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 5, 2013
Subject: Great scan, fascinating document
1200 pages of metal-type fonts, borders, rules, illustrations, etc. for repurposing to digital use. Thanks, David Armstrong & Sevanti Letterpress!
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